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Poster: Dancinbears Date: Jan 7, 2007 7:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Longest NFA Clap Chant

ok boys, need some help for my collection...
can you tell me shows where the crowd did the longest (or very long anyway), chant and clap after NFA....
and where can I find this info? would this be recorded somewhere?
thanks! ~dancin'

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Poster: Driftin N Dreamin Date: Jan 7, 2007 10:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Longest NFA Clap Chant

The longest NFA fan rhythm I ever witnessed was at Cape Cod 10-27-79. After the encore, when the band was presumably already on their way out, several thousand fans started stomping their feet and banging their chairs in a very loud and raucous NFA rhythm that shook the whole building for about 10 minutes until security cleared us out. Unfortunately I don't believe there is a copy of this, but it was an amazing event that I never saw repeated.

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Jan 7, 2007 12:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Longest NFA Clap Chant

LOL "a very loud and raucous NFA rhythm"


fucking gold -- :D

Great visual too



Good luck on your finds dancin'

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 7, 2007 4:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Longest NFA Clap Chant

How is Max feeling? Recovered???

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Jan 7, 2007 6:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Longest NFA Clap Chant

This doesn't really answer your question (so is basically worthless info), but one New Year's show in the mid 80s (1985 maybe?) the crowd had been going at it a while before the start of the show, and they actually opened with it.

Doesn't sound anything like the Cape Cod phenomenon cited above, though- that must have been a truly weird moment.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jan 8, 2007 8:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Longest NFA Clap Chant

DB, not the longest but my fav is 12-31-85. Supposedly flyers were passed out in the parking lot urging folks to start the clap at the beginning of the first set. It was also a live nationwide broadcast so to hear Bill Walton and Father Guido sarduci start calling the opener is really fantastic.

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Poster: doc drennan Date: Jan 8, 2007 10:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Longest NFA Clap Chant

memphis 95